Problem with static route in wifi network

I have a small home network with two openWRT routers, wyse-router is configured as a wifi client/AP and vbox-router running in virtualbox. I can ping google from all the devices and can happily ssh and Luci vbox-router on ip address192.168.3.223 from my macbook.

I've added a static route on wyse-router thinking this will allow me to access services on the virtualbox internal network from devices The route is in place but I'm unable to ping or tracerout

root@wyse-router:~# route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface         UG    0      0        0 wlan0   U     0      0        0 br-lan   UG    0      0        0 br-lan   U     0      0        0 wlan0

root@wyse-router:~# traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 46 byte packets
 1  *  *  *
 2  *  *  *
 3  *  *  *
 4  *  *  *
 5  *  *  *

I was expecting to see traceroute hop straight to I'm at a loss, any suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks, Steve

Firewall, stopping all calls from the .3. subnet?

Turn off masquerade in the vbox-router. With the route in place, the .82.0 network can now be handled by the wyse router.

I did wonder about that but I figured traceroute would a at least show a first hop to even If the firewall is then dropping the packets. Do you know if that's correct?

Thanks for the replies they made me realise the static route on wyse-router not the issue and problem must be the firewall settings on vbox-router.

On vbox-router I changed the firewall wan zone settings to accept/accept/accept. Traceroute on wyse-router was then successful.

root@wyse-router:~# traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 46 byte packets
 1  vbox-router.lan (  1.359 ms  1.491 ms  1.471 ms
 2 (  2.011 ms  1.354 ms  3.483 ms